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Terminator Series 6-1/2" 3-way car speakers
Our take on the MTX TN653 by Crutchfield's Jon Paulette
Step up your sound
If you're looking for a big upgrade in sound without a huge outlay of cash, take a look at the MTX Terminator line of car speakers. You'll be amazed at how much better your music sounds once you've replaced your burned-out factory speakers with a set of these Terminators. And they're protected by MTX's unique 5-year warranty.
Impressive performance and value
MTX's TN653 6-1/2" full-range speakers will take your in-car audio experience to the next level, whether they're powered by a factory radio, an aftermarket car stereo, or a small amp. Each speaker sports a durable polypropylene woofer, a 1/2" Mylar tweeter, and a 3/8" Mylar tweeter, and they'll handle up to 45 watts RMS. Grilles are included.
Great speakers, sounds great and even has great bass, sounds like a concert in my truck!
Anonymous, whitehall pa
What's in the Box:
- Two 3-way speakers
- 2 Grilles
- Two 6" Lengths of speaker wire (each has female quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
- Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
- 8 Speed clips
- Warranty information
- Specifications printed on box
- 6-1/2" 3-way car speakers (pair)
- polypropylene woofer cone
- 1/2" Mylar midrange and 3/8" Mylar tweeter
- frequency response: 54-20,000 Hz
- RMS power: 2-45 watts (90 watts peak)
- sensitivity: 89 dB
- top-mount depth: 2.0"
- cut-out diameter: 5.16"
- grilles included
- warranty: 5 years (free repair or replacement for 2 years; prorated replacement for years 3 through 5)
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
MTX TN653 Reviews
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Features and Specs
|Speaker Size||6 1/2|
|Tweeter Design||1/2" Dome|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years (3-5 Prorated)|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years (3-5 Prorated)|
|Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter)||N/A|
|Sensitivity at 2.83 volts||89|
|Frequency Response||54 - 20k Hz|
|Minimum RMS Wattage||2|
|Maximum RMS Wattage||45|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||90|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||2|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||2 5/16|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||4 7/8|
Woofer Cones: The MTX Terminator series speakers feature durable and rigid polypropylene woofer cones. Polypropylene is also resistant to the moisture and temperature extremes found in automotive applications.
Tweeters: Each speaker features 1/2" and 3/8" Mylar dome tweeters.
Mounting: The TN653 speakers fit into standard 6-3/4 and 6-1/2 openings, but the bolt pattern is the a symmetrical 4-hole 6-3/4. When mounted in a 6-1/2 location, new screw holes must be drilled.
Warranty: Although the speaker reviewed and measured (taken from our first shipment) included information indicating a 1 year warranty, MTX recently changed to a 5-Year Prorated Warranty with the following terms:
- Years 1-2: Products found to be defective in materials or workmanship during the first two years will be, at Mitek's option, repaired or replaced by Mitek at no charge. The warranty period does not renew, but continues on from the original date of purchase.
- Years 3-5: The purchase price of an item which becomes defective after the first two years and prior to the end of the warranty period will be prorated and credited toward the purchase of a new MTX product. The amount of proration is determined by dividing the original purchase price by the number of months in the warranty period (60), then multiplying the result by the number of months remaining in the warranty period.
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6 questions already asked
Luis, you get two speakers. Just like the picture shows..If you have a two door vehicle you will get one speaker for each door. [ BILL Jan 28, 2014 ]
two speakers [ JOHN P Jan 27, 2014 ]
I received two speakers. One for each door. [ CORBIN F Jan 26, 2014 ]
2 speakers total, one for each door [ GILES Jan 26, 2014 ]
It comes in a box of 2 speakers. I ordered 2 boxes ( 39.99 x 2) This gave me 4 speakers one for each of my 4 doors. Hope this helps FYI they sound way better than my stock subaru speakers that are less than a year old. [ LEVI Jan 26, 2014 ]
It's 2 speakers, so one will go in the front drive side door and the other will go in the front passenger door. I hope that helps. [ EDRAN Jan 26, 2014 ]
They are talking about two speakers in total. And it will work in two doors if you install one speaker per door. [ BARBARA Jan 26, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through trouble shooting. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff Dec 26, 2013 ] Staff
Not real sure about being waterproof....but I can tell you that I have had these for a while and have had no issues at all. Awesome speakers!! [ JOHN Jan 01, 2014 ]
I bought these for my 99 sierra only because the paper of the speaker was dry rotted and cracked. If yours are water damaged then you need to find how water is getting in the door to the speakers. You shouldn't have water in the doors. Maybe you need new window belt strips which are the rubber strips that scrap the outside of the door glass. When you roll the window down and put your arm out your arm would lay on the belt strips. You should also have a piece of plastic behind the trim panel that GM calls a water deflector. I hope this helps. To your original questions I would say they are not water proof. [ BILL Dec 26, 2013 ]
Sir, I have run these speakers in an 06 Chrysler Pacifica for about six months now. They sound great and seem durable, however they have not been exposed to water to a significant extent. I would try some XTC or Boom-mat waterproof baffles to keep the water off of them, and put the wire connections inside of the baffle also or protect it with shrink wrap. [ JOHN P Dec 26, 2013 ]
For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on which speakers will be an easy install. [ Jeff Dec 23, 2013 ] Staff
1 answer My 2003 Chevy Silverado has two speakers in the front door. One I believe is a tweeter, but the other I am not sure. Do I have to replace the speaker exactly the same or can I get a 3-way speaker to replace the larger one and another tweeter to replace the smaller one? [ Steven Dec 22, 2013 ]
This will depend largely on the set-up in your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation. They will also be able to help you pick out the best speakers for your system and your budget. [ Jeff Dec 22, 2013 ] Staff
the price is for a pair correct? [ Chris Dec 19, 2013 ]
These speakers should fit your vehicle, but may require some modification. The level of modification needed will depend on your factory speaker system. Please contact an Advisor by phone or online chat for further details on your installation. [ Jeff Dec 17, 2013 ] Staff